What Graphic Designers Do

April 12th, 2011 No Comments

Although more and more awareness about what a graphic designer does is becoming prevalent, there are still many people that have no idea what a graphic designer actually does. A few years ago I put together a post defining what a graphic designer does. Now, Design Council UK has put together an excellent video on [...]

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Graphic Design Student Questions

November 19th, 2009 2 Comments

Recently I’ve had several graphic design students contact me with questions for their school projects. In case any other students are interested in the answers I’ve posted some of them below. How did you become interested in Graphic Design?At an early age I realized that I could draw slightly better than my peers. They were [...]

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Graphic Design Test

November 5th, 2009 1 Comment

Andy Rutledge has composed a nice little graphic design test on his site that I encourage all designers to take and all non-designers to read. The test asks questions about design fundamentals that highlight the difference between creativity and design. Rutledge also aims to illustrate that many designers today are not designers in the traditional [...]

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Recent Links Shared on Twitter

October 23rd, 2009 No Comments

For those of you who have a Twitter account you can follow me @jameskurtz. I typically read design articles first thing in the morning and then send out the links to the pieces I find most interesting. Here’s a sampling from the past few weeks. Reality TV “Design Shows” Make Thoroughly ‘Modern’ Mistakes 50 Kick-Ass [...]

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The North Face Logo vs The South Butt Logo Legal Controversy

October 2nd, 2009 15 Comments

Jimmy Winkleman, a college freshman, has created a clothing line with a logo that looks like the reverse of The North Face logo and instead says The South Butt. Funny, right? Well, not according to The North Face, a popular clothing company, who has decided to take legal action in the form of a cease [...]

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